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Dec 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
there is a consistent design them. >> reporter: those colors coordinate with the cargo cranes that port of oakland. it would happen between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. >> the inconvenient will be small. the work is being done up above the traffic lanes. >> reporter: at the last gas station we asked commuters if the need was there and the expense justified. >> give oakland a signature. i think that is terrific. we all need good beautiful places to live. >> i think it looks like as it is. i wish they would spend money on fixing the pot holes in the freeway and stuff like that. >> reporter: building a new toll plaza was deemed unnecessary, special if and when the human toll takers are are replaced. consumer editor tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police are looking for someone who drove into a donut shop and made off with an atm. it happened at susan's donuts. police say the thief broke the atm into pieces and stole the cash. employees found shattered glass all over and says it hurt their business today. >> people come, customers come, say thaw and they go -- saw and they go around. >> police are loo
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Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm PST
with the port of oakland, a $7 billion a year operation. we uncovered that top port officials tried to claim that the spending of hundreds of dollars of public money was legitimate expense. in one case the spending happened at a private room karaoke bar that some people suggest that front for prostitution. eric rasmussen leads the investigation. >> reporter: for several nights we recorded a parade of scantily clad women, many dropped off all at once from a mine vivan going into this downstairs bar in mid town oakland. it's a familiar scene neighbors say they have been concerned about for years. >> the first thing that i thought there is just too many of them to be waitresses in this place. >> reporter: cafe juliet, a business that bills itself as a private room karaoke bar is also where the port of oakland's international marketing manager spend $5 auto,000 of the receipt shows his credit card was charged at 1:44 in the morning and he wrote it was a business meeting with four members of china merchants a large port operator in china who were in town for a trade symposium. >> it was what is
FOX
Dec 8, 2012 8:00pm PST
that have affected change here in the bay area and n-impact your daily life and we begin with the port of oakland, a '7 billion a year operation and wen uncovered top port officials tried to claim that the spending of hundreds of dollars of public money was legitimate expense. in one case the spending happened at a private room karaoke bar that some people suggest is a front for prostitution. eric rasmussen leads the investigation. >> reporter: for several nights we recorded a parade of scantily clad women, many dropped off all at once in midtown oakland. it's a familiar scene that neighbors say they have been concerned about for years. >> the first thing i thought there was just too many of them to be waitresses in this place. >> reporter: cafe joliet is where the port of oakland's manager like, dunnigan show his credit card was charged at 1:44 a.m. on his experience report dunnigan wrote, "it was a business meeting with china merchant, a large port operator who was in town for a national symposium. a regular told us, you can get girls here." in an online rough for the same location
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
at the wrong time? in today's cover story, from the port to the picket lines. an east coast port strike threatens to rattle the economy. after years of cutting out credit card use, why shoppers are getting back into the swipe of things. plus, could a tumble off the fiscal cliff hurt the markets? one trader says don't fall for the hype. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's friday, december 28th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: watch your neck. the market is a head-turner. yesterday the dow dropped more than 100 points on word out of washington a resolution to the fiscal cliff was unlikely. but president obama returned early from vacation and is said to have a new proposal to offer congress, sparking a rally that left the dow down just 19 points. reports are swirling apple is moving production of its mac mini computers to foxconn plants in the u.s. apple may also be working on a smart watch. and, the new york stock exchange landed the most ipo for 2012. larry levin of trading advantag
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Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm PST
how soon you can expect rain. >>> another major shakeup at the port of oakland, as ktvu don'ting -- continues the investigation of questionable spending into public money. on your prepaid card? introducing chase liquid. the reloadable card with no fee reloads and withdrawals at chase atms. all for one flat monthly fee so there's zero confusion. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> there's been another shakeup at the port of oakland of questionable money of public money. james kwan is now spending down. the announcement comes as the port released an internal audit. the audit says some of the port's credit cardholders squirted spending limits on single transactions. it also says more than $67,000 in extravagant gifts may violent state and federal laws and that some expenses expose the port to tax liabilities. >> it's something that we take seriously and are not gonna close our eyes to. we're gonna look at it and make sure mistakes of the past are not repeated. >> quan is the second executive to step down. omar benjamin refired last month -- retired last month. th
FOX
Dec 19, 2012 10:00pm PST
in our investigation of the port of oakland and improper spending less than a week after the port announced the retirement of its director, james quan won't be leaving work there all together. how much he will continue to earn there. noelle. >> reporter: ktvu has learned starting next year james quan will continue to work with the port for a period of 7 months, essentially as a consultant. a port spokesman says he'll be a retiree annuitant. working with transition. this is the same james quan who earlier this month along with former port executive director agreed to pay back more than $5000 they spent at strip clubs and charged to the port of oakland. we spoke via skype with kelly who teach business ethics at uc berkeley. >> given the egregiousness of the allegations against him and his team, it seems shocking they would want to continue to associate with what i think is a damaged brand. >> reporter: the port announced his retirement earlier this month on the same day it released an internal audit and investigation that revealed some of the credit card holders skirted spending lim
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Dec 21, 2012 4:00am PST
that would hit ports stretching from massachusetts to texas could have a ripple effect on the national and global economy. just days after a west coast port strike was resolved, this new walkout is being threatened by nearly 15,000 longshoremen union members who are upset over wages and royalty payments. the strike would cripple 15 different ports. the union did not answer our calls, but the national retail federation says the walkout would cause a national economic emergency, and urges president obama to use "all means necessary" to prevent a strike. "we thnk the ripple effect would be fairly significant. all the industries that rely on parts, both importers and exporters, manufacturers, farmers, truckers, rail, you name it, all rely on the ports to move the nation's and global commerce." that was jonathan gold, vp of the national retail federation. the current contract expires at midnight on december 29th. lawmakers remain divided today over a deal to avert going over the fiscal cliff. last night, the house passed legislation known as plan b, which raises taxes on americans earning $
FOX
Dec 10, 2012 10:00pm PST
& e. >>> another top executive has gone from the port of oakland of questionable spending of public money. ktvu's noelle walker tell us, the port finally released a report that we have been asking for for months. >> reporter: the board sat on a special session, at the end of the session they released this. two internal reports revealing funds. >> we don't typically release audit reports. >> reporter: the port's acting director tell us it's the transfer of the port to a more transparent organization. more than $67,000 in extravagant gifts might violate state and federal laws. that some unsubstanciated expenses were found. >> we're going to look at it. make sure mistakes of the past are not repeated. >> reporter: the internal investigation reveals misuse of company credit cards. one in houston rein a second one in minneapolis. the report does not investigate cafe juliet. >> they looked at the role of port employees and whether port employees conducted anything that violated port policies. and they determined that that did not take place. >>> a port spokesman told me today the two men
FOX
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
daily life. we begin where the port of oakland a $7 billion operation. in one case, the spending happened at a private room karaoke bar that some people suggest its a front for prostitution. >> reporter: for several nightings we recorded a parade of women many dropped off going into this downstairs bar on 14th street in midtown oakland. it's a familiar scene neighbors say they've been concerned about for years. >> the first thing i thought, there's just too many of them to be waitresses in this place. >> reporter: the business build itself as a private room karaoke bar. is where port of oakland spent $550 last career. the receipt shows his credit card was charged 1:44 in the morning. >> they were like what's going on down there. is this like some kind of weird prostitution thing going on? >> reporter: when we visited bart, -- bar, a regular there told us you can get girls here. in an online review, a customer said he was shown 6 women and asked which one do you want. can you tell us what business you run here? we found the bar manager out front. what about all the girls come
FOX
Dec 1, 2012 10:00pm PST
at the port of oakland, unloading the latest ship to arrive. in southern california, a storm of a different kind has brought business to a standstill at the port of los angeles and long beach. the two busiest ports in the state. longshoremen walked off the job to support about00 clerical workers who have been on strike since tuesday. >> all of our containers are on the ocean and off of the coast of california and monday we'll find out if they have been diverted. >> others have been diverted. so far nine cargo ships have headed to other ports including oakland. >> there may be a few ships that come through oakland, but those are ones that normally make the call here. >> reporter: longshoremen are downplaying the impact on the port of oakland and say they will stay on-the-job while their counterparts in southern california continue. now they have a tentative agreement. workers say the latest contract fight in l.a. is about more than money. >> we have got big companies that are outsourcing good jobs and hurting families, and i think people are fed up with it. >> well, it's too soon to say
FOX
Dec 10, 2012 9:30am PST
to the wine racks and pick up the port. >> which is an after dinner wine. >> yes. >> a dessert wine. >> dessert wine which is much more expensive than your average $8 cheap bottle of wine. >> and there they are. they're dumping it over their heads all over town. walking outside of a library, while riding bikes, fishing, while they're eating, at their school, on the campus, over pillars, blocking traffic. they wanted to do it a little more refined than the milking guys they went with port. >> they're wasting so much money. they're wasting good port. >> this is just dumb. this isn't going to catch on. >> of course not. it's ridiculous. >> nothing redeeming or funny about it. not funny at all. >> batmanning, funny. this not funny. >> not funny at all. >> what you're seeing right here is called gravity light. this is an invention years in the making and was designed to solve lighting problems in remote areas in africa. right now, the kerosene lamp is ubiquitous and can be dangerous and expensive because they have to continuously get the kerosene fuel. >> we have created a lamp which wil
FOX
Dec 24, 2012 4:00am PST
port, which is an ancient port in greece and one of the most important ports in the southern mediterranean. what they did was they basically took an operation that had been effectively lagging under greek ownership and completely turned it around. > > have the the greek people been welcoming of this? the chinese work way is much different from the european way, let's say. > > the chinese have an extremely efficient working practice. as one spokesman there put it to me, they basically run their business by showing that they work 24/7, that has actually rung alarm bells, though, among a number of greek workers, particularly unionized workers, reporting that they believe that this chinese company is basically bringing chinese third-world labor standards to greece and really to europe. > > i'm curious about that. how does that work with wages for instance? > > the company, cosco, took pains to try to integrate itself here in greece, to show that they were not an invader and to try to persuade greeks that they were not coming in here to basically sort of lower working standards in
FOX
Dec 4, 2012 4:30am PST
port complex. they set up picket lines at long beach one week ago today. dockworkers are refusing to cross those picket lines and that means ships are sitting outside the port and that means shortages in retail stores through the holiday season. >>> they will discuss a plan to shoot at birds at runways. it will allow trained employees to shoot blank or bird shot to disburse flocks of birds. more than 180 air collisions have happened. >>> and united airlines pays a bonus each month which tops on time goals. all domestic flights were workinged out on november 18th. >>> the state of california says it has about $14 million in tax refunds but no addresses to send them it to. they are looking to see if you have anyone claimed money just go to our website www.ktvu.com. >>> and a new legislative section begins, democrats are beginning their super majority. >> democrats now have a two- thirds majority in both the assembly and majority and that means they can pass it without any republican votes. >> some would call us the super minority and that puts us on the sidelines. >> this historic
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Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> today is day five of a strike that's shut down seven of eight terminals at the port of los angeles and three at the port of long beach. long shore men walked off the job to support a clerical worker strike and that's caused nine ships to be diverted to other ports including oakland. 40% of the imports pass through the ports in los angeles and long beach. >>> at the port of oakland a possible freement has been reached there. members of is the diu local 1021 are set to vote next week. this a week after a worker strike and more than a year after members voted down the last contract. the union is made up of support staff. >> a state board has released a plan to restore the delta to provide a more reliable water supply. the council issued the final draft of its plan yesterday. it includes recommendations like reducing water suppliers dependance on the delta and expanding habitats. the delta currently provides drinking water to two thirds of the state and provides irrigation to five million acres of crops movement japan is handing over five million dollars to the united states to help p
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
to toys and electronics through the ports and into the marketplace but a lot of the goods won't be making it to our stores in longshoreman at more than a dozen ports from main to texas go on strike. that's what could happen by sunday if a deal can't be reached between the major shipping companies and a union representing nearly 15,000 longshoremen. >> the impact would be great. obviously on the dollar value side. on the cargo handling side but also on the job side because again these sports are major economic generators. >> richard of the maryland port administrator and others say the economic damage from a strike would reach well beyond the docks. >> your mom and pop retailer to your farmer to the trucking company that has to pick up the container atmosphere the port. so not just at the port but nationwide for everybody else that relays on the ports to move their commerce. >> coming at the same time as the fiscal cliff impasse it's a potentially devastating one-two punch for the economy. neither the longshoreman's union or alliance representing the shipping companies could give us anyone
FOX
Dec 3, 2012 4:30am PST
workers. contract talks between the workers and shippers at the ports of los angeles and long beach have resumed. the walk out by the clerk has dramatically slowed activity at the ports. dock workers are refusing to cross the picket lines. >>> oak 4:36 now. much quieter than what it was last week. let's go to tara with a first look at our traffic. >> hopefully it stays that way. we have nothing major to report. we do have flooding down in san jose area. the chp hasn't said exactly where that is. right now we will take a live look at the east shore freeway you can see the headlights there are southbound or westbound i should say as you make your way toward the mccarthur maze and on to the bay bridge. and at the bay bridge toll plaza you can see the traffic is moving nicely. down in san jose 280 both directions looking good. here is steve. >>> a little quiet here before we get the next system. it will still bring rain. it will start not north bay tomorrow night. then we will see a pattern change. a little bit of patchy fog as well. with so much moisture in the area it wouldn't surprise me
FOX
Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
. > larry, thanks for coming on the show. have a good day. the largest shipping port in the nation that has been shut down by a strike for days could be closer to re-opening. union workers and ship-owners are meeting with a federal mediator. the walkout by 800 office clerical workers started november 27th against shipping lines and terminal owners. the office workers have been without a contract since june of 2010. they were joined on the picket lines in l.a. and long beach by dockworkers and truckers, bringing business to a standstill at those ports. shipping companies say the employees have been offered job security, along with generous wage and pension increases. workers contend their jobs are being shipped overseas. "we're not asking for money, we are asking for jobs, and most peopls are saying you are being greedy. no, that's not the whole point." the mayor of l.a. says the strike is costing the local economy billions of dollars per week. avoiding the fiscal cliff is coming down to taxes. president obama told bloomberg tv yesterday he is willing to be flexible, but there will be no dea
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Dec 5, 2012 4:30am PST
appropriately. >>> for the first time in nine days the ports of los angeles and long beach will be open for business again. just hours after los angeles mayor escorted federal mediators into talks. the two sides reached a deal. mediators say the two sides were close to reaching a deal on their own. dock workers refused to cross picket lines and that shut down the countries largest port complex. >>> the on again, off again pro program to provide free muni passes is on again. muni decided $1.6 million of grant money to fund a pilot program. it will run through june of 2014. the rest of the state grant money $5 million will go towards bus and light rail improvements. >>> 4:35 now. a little bit of light rain out there. let's go to tara. >> just want to give a shoutout to folks in the re owe vista area -- rio vista area. it will be out of service until noon today. let's head outside. both headlights there moving nicely as you drive toward the mccarthur maze. brian is right it's a little wet but it's not too bad. at the bay bridge toll plaza we do have an earlier accident here. couple cars we
FOX
Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
ports in l.a. and long beach are back in action. an eight-day strike started by clerical workers over the outsourcing of jobs has ended. an additional 10,000 port workers refused to cross the picket lines, which crippled cargo deliveries. the clerical union is expected to vote on whether to ratify the agreement in about 2 weeks. while shippers and workers have worked out a deal, the national retail federation warns it's possible retailers could get left with some bare shelves during the holidays if the strike continued. plans are moving forward to allow big box retailers to do business in india. for years, walmart and other u.s. companies have been battling to set up shops there. the indian government has enough votes to pave the way for the retailers despite crisitism that bringing in big box stores will crush small shops and farmers. later this week, the indian parliament's upper house will debate the issue. details are emerging into how a fire at a bangledesh factory could have been avoided. the factory makes clothes for walmart and sears. last month, 100 people were killed in the
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Dec 19, 2012 4:30am PST
shootings. investigators say 42-year-old marco fired 54 shots into the air outside a new port beach mall saturday. no one was shot. he has been involved in ten similar shootings since april. including two near disney land and another outside the same new port mall. he remains in jail without bail. >>> the leaders of an independent panel that harassly criticized security in ben tobacco city will explain their findings today. the u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed in a september 11 attack. meanwhile democrats are rejecting the fiscal cliff plan b by republicans. boehner stays his plan b is a fallback in case they don't get a deal done before the end of the year. his plan is to increase tax rates for those making $1 million a year and keep them the same for everyone else. senate democratic leader harry reid says plan b won't make it through the senate where democrats are in the majority. >>> instar gram is responding to the new terms of service. instagram founder is now thanking users for their input about new rules. one says instagram could sell any photos posted to adve
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00am PST
of a strike at the nation's busiest port. clerical workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach set up picket lines last tuesday. they have been trying to negotiate a new contract for 2.5 years. they are also claiming their jobs are being outsourced out of the state and across the pacific ocean. now officials at the port deny that charge. the list of the dock workers are not crossing the picket lines and say the strike is costing the port as much as $1 billion every day. >>> major development on treasure island is moving forward. they now have until the end of the month to choose a new home to make way for the development. $1.5billion project includes up to 8,000 new homes along with new commercial and office space. there have been obstacles including financing and concerns over toxic waste on the island. developers hope to break ground by 2014. >>> heavy rain caused major flooding at a mobile home park. that happened early yesterday morning at newels mobile city. a creek that surrounds the mobile home park overflowed causing the flooding. some of the homes in the path of the flood wer
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Dec 9, 2012 10:00pm PST
the local three port strike. >> there's got to be some sort of unity. you've got to stand by your values in anything you do. >> reporter: the wharf is quiet tonight, but crabbers are hoping that will change soon. the crab association president would not talk about what the price spread was, but did say the fishermen were meeting tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. to decide what to do. >>> meantime, the union representing workers at the port of oakland says its members are freed to ratify a four yearcontract. the deal comes after more than 500 workers walked off the job last month. it includes a $3,500 signing bonus for each employee. the union says the next step is to provide it to the union of port commissioners for approval. >>> in washington state, at least one business owner wants to take advantage of the marijuana law for recreational use. a bar owner in olympia has a private room upstairs where cigarette smoking is allowed. with not many people showing up, frank is hoping pot smoking will improve his bottom line. >> i have no customers. to bring in another type of a person to come in my establ
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
,000 in gifts. now the audit says it may violate state and federal laws. $50,000 in expenses may expose the port to tax liabilities. the audit details more than $19,400,000 in questionable port expensions that included a cons-- expenses that included a consered. card spending limits -- concert. card spending limits are too high. management's response, they don't have enough resources for stricter review. >> it is something we take seriously and are not going to close our eyes to. >> reporter: also today they announced the retirement of its director. they have reimbursed the port $5,400 for money spent at strip clubs. one in houston and a second club in minneapolis. it is a strip club and not an inexpensive one. coming up tonight at 6:00 p.m., why receipts we found at a karaoke bar are not part of this report. noelle walker, ktvu channel 2 news. . >>> pedestrian in san francisco was killed today. he was walking long market street and crossing about 2:30 p.m. this afternoon when it happened. a witness saw a white dodge ram hit the man and drove away. police stopped the driver. there is word the dr
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
. >>> your time now 6:45. this is day seven of a strike of the nation's busiest port. clerical workers started picketing last tuesday. they say they have been trying to negotiate a new contract for 2.5 years. they're also claiming their jobs are being shipped out of state and overseas. port officials deny that. most dock workers are not crossing the picket lines and the shippers say this strike is costing the port as much as $1 billion every day. major development project is moving forward. now have 2348 the end of the month to choose a new home. the project includes up to 8,000 new homes along with new commercial and office space. there have been obstacles including financing, also concerns about toxic waste on the island. >>> attorneys for oscar grants family -- grant was shot and killed by bart police officer johan necessary mehserle on the platform of the fruitvale station. at 9:00 this morning two oakland civil rights ordinary reasons to will argue before the ninth circuit court of appeals in san francisco that bart police officers should not receive legal immunity against civil s
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >>> work at two of the nation's busiest ports is at a standstill as a a strike continues for an eighth day. clerical workers are walking the picket lines at ten terminals at the ports in l.a., and long beach. they've been without a contract now for more than two years. dock workers are refusing to cross their picket lines. president obama and l.a.'s mayor are urging the workers union and the ports to quickly reach an agreement. the mayor says the strike is costing the local economy billions of dollars. >>> in egypt today huge crowds gathered outside the presidential pal toys protest what they say is the government's abuse of power. more than 100,000 egyptians took part in the protest breaking through bashed wire around the palace. a nationwide referendum on the controversial draft constitution is set for december 15. egyptian media will shut down tomorrow to join the protest. >>> nato members agreed today to deploy a patriot anti- missile system in turkey to protect the country against any crossfire from syria. this comes as syrian rebels released a video reportedly showing air attacks by
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Dec 6, 2012 10:00pm PST
. rethink possible. >>> the port of oakland could soon be dealing with another strike. but this time it's concession workers at the airport threatening to walk off the job during one of the busiest times of year. ktvu's eric rasmussen to explain why the dispute center who are not part of the union. >> reporter: we're told that 1/3 of the service workers are nonunion. and at least half of them have said that they've been threatened or even fired for going to a union. and tonight they made that threat loud and clear. outside port of oakland headquarters. more than two dozen union members demanded what they called justice for about 100 nonunion coworkers at the airport who share their stories with board members upstairs. >> i don't get my break until 10 pháeups before i have to leave. >> without sick days, without over time pay, without breaks. >> reporter: arkeema says she was fired from subway at the oakland airport for complaining about conditions on the job. >> who's going to support me? i have to pay my rent. i have to pay my food. i dropped all my classes. >> reporter: local 2850 ha
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Dec 19, 2012 5:00am PST
of firing shots outside of a shopping mall in new port. he is now connected to several other shootings in southern california. investigators say 42-year-old marcos fired 54 shots into the air outside of a fashion island mall in new port on saturday. no one was hit. he has been involved in ten similar shootings since april. including two that happened near disney land and another one outside of a same new port law. he's still in jail being held without bail. >>> one east bay city is considering a plan to ban the use of surveillance drones. the berkeley city council talked about the no drone zone proposal. alameda county sheriffs office is considering buying and using the four pound machine for short missions. and the drone would only be used over berkeley if authorities in berkeley asked them to use it. supporters of the no drone zone say the use of that drone violates their civil rights. >>> right now 5:49. we were talking about starting at 4:30 this morning. that big crash. way up north. sal has an update. >> that is right pam and dave. the freeway was open just after 5:00. and it was
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Dec 20, 2012 5:00am PST
possible in the south. some ports of iowa and wisconsin could get as much as a half foot of snow. now the weather may cause delays at airports and that could cause a triple affect. now they are expected to feel the affects and it could backup flights all over the country chicago is the united hub for the airlines. midway is for southwest airlines and passengers expect delays up to two hours for any flights to o'hare and a lot of flights are waving their fees for rebooking flights. >> it sounds like it will be really busy right before the holidays. let's check in our commute, how is the bay bridge toll plaza doing? >>> well, we are hoping for a light day today. we will know as the traffic gets to the toll plaza and gets on to the bridge. i think we will have a little bit of a back up. this traffic looks good approaching the downtown area and to king street. we are keeping an eye on your drive to the airport and that drive looks good to burlingame and san mateo. let's go to mark. >>> once again, we are dealing with very cold numbers and some frost. you might be scraping off the frost on
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Dec 4, 2012 9:00am PST
. everybody was perfectly okay but he landed right in the crowd. he was trying to avoid the giant wall of port opotties. >> people bowling. >>> we have a little something extra for you today. >> when i'm watching tv i have to have like a tablet or a laptop neck to me. >> if you are doing that just call it video to go. >> when you go to break you can log on to rightthisminute.com. >>> coming up it is a hockey game and a stuffed animal snow storm. >> 20 minutes to clean up the ice after this. >> see why videos like this are cleaning up on the web next. >>> and he gained viral video fame when he lost his head in a halloween prank. now he is back. card hassles? introducing chase liquid. the reloadable card that's easy to activate and can be used right away. plus, you can load cash or checks at any chase depositfriendly atm and checks right from your smartphone. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> throwing things on the ice during a hockey game is nothing new. they throw hats and they throw squids in detroit during the playoff. wait until you see what they throw in hershy, pa. those
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Dec 10, 2012 4:30am PST
to entitlementment. >> coming up, this morning, truckers who carry cargo to and from the port of oakland they say theory relieved that another strike is likely. more than 500 walked off the job last month and they have ratified a new contract. it includes 2013 cost of living raise and bonus contract. >>> and they are meeting in their search for a new police chive and police chief chris moore is retiring after less than two years on the job and they have a meeting at 6:30 at the south side onto ther road. >>> and officials say the lane closures are here for fee placing crashed curb advance, and i am happy to say, sale is back. it is not the same without you, buddy. >> we are already off to a busy start, we have that fire tara mentioned and there is a power line down in the sweeney hill area. we have a crew on the scene and you can see pg&e said a power line did come down and pg&e officials need to get in there and there could be power lines associated with this and tara moriarty is on the scene and we will have another report coming up soon. let's look apt the bay bridge toll plaza, the morning co
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Dec 2, 2012 7:00am PST
francisco, petaluma all the porting wind damage. this continues as this front moves through the area. it leaves us by the afternoon. again, looking at widespread range anywhere from a half-inch to an inch falling with some of this heavier rain is the falling over parts of the bay area. we are tracking the russian river as well as the napa river. it looks like later today into the afternoon along the russian river, it will be to our morning. but the storm is setting on, we are looking a partly cloudy skies and dry conditions. we will continue to track those rivers are you into the afternoon. mark will be here a bit later and he will be all over the situation as well. here are the current wind. napa reporting 13, oakland 31. mountain view is not too bad. livermore 23, fairfield 28. i have seen clocking winds of up to 50 miles per hour. these are significant winds. these winds will break large branches, take down small trees, topple those power lines. we are seeing power outages at this time. palo alto reporting 12. we are looking at winds gusting to 53 miles per hour in some cases righ
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
. -- settling a labor dispute. the workers that port have been without a contract for 16 month. they held a strike last month to protest. the contract will be voted on on wednesday. >>> strike that crippled the port of los angeles long beach is now in its 7th day. they have been working without a contract for 7-1/2 years. the walk out shut down 10-14 terminals, leaving ships stranded off shore unable to load or unload. the main issue is attrition and the loss of jobs. >>> santa's elves got extra muscles from star players on the 49ers. >> randy moss. >> how about that? randy moss and other players all appeared at the target store in san jose. the players teamed up with low income children and helped them go on a christmas shopping spree. they provide housing housing and other help for needy families. >>> our chief meteorologist bill martin has been fending off the question, when is the next rain storm coming? >> it is nothing like what we saw. that is what people are thinking. the last run of storms were a big deal, like 1982, 1988. that series of storms with the final storm. what we have
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Dec 11, 2012 5:00am PST
shake up in the port of oakland after questionable spending of public money. maritime director jamessian is stepping down and the report comes as they release an internal audit on single transactions. more than 60 to $07,000 in -- $70,000 in extravagant gifts expose the port for tax liabilities. >> it is something we take seriously and we are not going to close our eyes to it and make sure the mistakes of the past are not repeated. >> he is the second one to step down and benjamin abruptly retired last month. the two racked up more than 5,000 in charges in two strip clubs and that money has since been repaid. >>> parent and think means facebook users have lost their rights on the social networking site. they are expected to announce a poll on changes later today. facebook asked users to go ahead with changes to the member input policies but warned at least 300 million users would have to keep the current policies going to keep them in place. fewer than 300,000 responded. >>> they are complaining about the lack of playing time. jacobs will not play after posting he was quote, rotting away
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Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
port from boston to houston. they will walk off on sunday if a deal can't be reached. the association represents more than 14,000 dock workers at 15 ports. a shut down could cost the economy billions of dollars. a mediator has been working with the two sides. a strike is looming with a few days left. >>> a court set aside $200 million in restitution to wells fargo debt card users. the bank illegally manipulated how it processed mumps to max -- purchases to maximize over draft fees. the court sent the case back to the trial court saying the bank violated state law in the way it notified customers. >>> traffic is being rekrauted to -- rerouted. the no awe -- u.s. national oceanic and atmospheric administration approved vessel lane changes. the whale migrate up the california coast. in 2010 20 whales died after colliding with a ship. >>> zoo keepers build a fire every day during the winter for the 160 monkeys. they are not afraid of the flames and love to lay around the fire. zoo keepers use the fire to bake sweet potatoes that are a big hit with them. >>> snowstorms pound the northeast
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
at the port of los angeles long beach. talks went nowhere over the weekend. mayor antonio villaraigosa wants around the clock bargaining with the help of a mediator. >>> the city counsel will discuss a plan to sell a parcel of land to a developer. the parcel is under contract for almost $9 million. the buyer intends oo build 3 -- to build 350 high end apartments there. it has come under criticism by residents who say the deal was done without enough input from the public. >>> the trust act aims to limit the ability of california law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration laws. governor jerry brown vetoed the bill in september. >> we must make sure secure communities focuses on violent criminals, not on day labor workers. not on women who are victims of domestic violence. >>> a gay teen who spoke out after being denied his eagle scout award was honored today in sacramento. he invited him and his family to the opening legislative session. he was kicked out of the scouts, prompting a nationwide campaign. >>> the national park service repainted graffiti which is a first. the tower w
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Dec 10, 2012 4:00am PST
shipping port are over, but concerns of outsourcing persist. last week, striking workers protested that their jobs were being outsourced. employers denied sending jobs abroad. however, there is evidence that some industries are ramping up outsourcing. consulting firm the hackett group estimates since 2002, 663,000 jobs from large u.s. companies have gone abroad, mainly from industries like information technology, human resources, finance and purchasing. by 2016, the firm says another 375,000 jobs will have gone to places such as india, china, mexico and the philippines. just one day after apple reveals it will manufacture some of its products in the u.s., foxconn says it may follow suit. foxconn, apple's primary manufacturer in china, says it is considering expanding its operations in the u.s., where it currently has two factories. foxconn has seen its image suffer of late following revelations that workers are subjected to poor working conditions and mandatory overtime at factories in china. the company says expanding its american operations is part of a long-term global expnasion
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Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
:49. there's been another shakeup at the port of oakland, into questionable spending of money. james caan is now stepping down. the audit says some of the port's credit cardholders skirted spending limits on single transactions. it also says more than $67,000 in extravagant gifts may violent state and federal laws and that some expenses expose the port to tax liabilities. >>> it is something that we take seriously and are not gonna close our eyes, too. we're gonna look at it. make sure that mistakes of the past are not repeated. >> he's the second executive to step down. omar benjamin abruptly retired last month. the port says the two racked up more than $5,000 in charges at two strip luns. the money has since been -- clubs. the money has since been repaid. >>> more than 40,000 people visit it every day. how a redesign will make a popular part of fisherman's wharf even better. >>> our time is now 7:53. four nfl players will find out today if their suspensions for a bounty investigation of the new orleans saints will be upheld, reduced or thrown out. former commissioner paul tagliabue will
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Dec 21, 2012 9:30am PST
battery that charges up in a ubs port. whatever you've got on you. plug it in and you're charged. >> the power pours in from the sun. we've got our contour, our point and shoot, go pro and our battery pack. and the iphone 5, all of them charging. >> i love it. i think this is gold. >> i don't understand it. you get water, you'll get -- your product will be ruined. >> you're not going to keep your phone plugged into your board while you're riding. but the battery pack is going to charge while you're out riding all day. when you come into the lodge, you can just plug your phone into the snowboard, let it charge up for a little while. you don't have to go searching for a plug in the lodge anywhere. >> i can't believe my phone is charging from a snowboard. >>> steve green and his girlfriend, brie, completed what i think is the grossest, most diabolically disgusted santa prank. >> she's dressed as a sexy santa trying to get the attention of passers-by? >> yes. >> i don't think this prank goes like she expected it to. >> she just peed her pants. >> so sorry, i had a lot of in anca t fr
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Dec 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
this morning and really intensifying by midmorning into the early port angeles of the afternoon. you can see santa rosa coming up as we can see here nearly 2 inch. but look at boulder creek, over 5" of rain. san josi nearly an inch. san francisco just about an inch and oakland 1.25". fremont just over 1.5". we're still tracking moderate to heavy rain across the region right now. all thought coverage has been decreasing on live stormtracker 2, but we're watching the santa cruz mountains with the excessive rainfall amounts. we'll check out the south bay for san josi, the darker shades evergreen and yellows reflect heavy rainfall towards milpitas and livermore, this activity just beginning to drift to the south and east. basically just a few lingering showers out towards the brentwood area and around antioch. those yellow and reds showing up around highway 4. and up in the north bay, you can pick out of the coverage backing off quite a bit, but we have some heavier downpours closer to the concord area. as far as snow, actually just snapped this picture a few minutes ago. highway 9, you can see
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Dec 24, 2012 9:30am PST
the thing was tell ported in. >> speedy delivery right there. >> they were following him. this guy is about to have an accident. >>> an iowa family was headed home to ohio for the holidays, but in the process got caught in the middle of a blizzard and before they knew it, they were off on the side of the road in a ditch. >> we were going 35 miles per hour. i wasn't pushing it at all. we jumped in the ditch. >> fortunately they had a cell phone, called for help and no one other than the iowa national guard came to the rescue. >> they skipped 911 and went right to the national guard? >> that's how they roll in iowa. >> within three minutes we knocked on the door, opened up the van, they were all smiling because we showed up. >> it's cool to see their son get so excited about the rescue. >> the u.s. army came, put us in this fancy truck, we got blankets, snacks. >> they were stuck for a couple of days, but they did have a lot of help from the people in community that would drive them to their cars so they could get stuff out, drive them back to the hotels so they could eat and get groceries. >
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Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm PST
. that is at ports along the east coast and the gulf of mexico. the international long shoreman's association has agreed to extend its contract for a month while negotiations continue. the contract expired in september but was originally extended for 90 days, that extension was due to run out sunday, west coast long shoreman have a separate union contract. >>> there is a renewed sense of urgency as america inches closer to the fiscal cliff come the new year, now the president is meeting with congressional leaders at the white house, kyla campbell joins us live from dc. >> reporter: tara, some members of congress hope this meeting will produce a deal but others say the situation is hopeless and this meeting is just for show. we are taking a live look outside the white house, still not sure whether we are going to get video from the high stakes negotiations, harry reid and mitch mcconnell and john boehner and nancy pelosi are joining president obama and the vice-president. the white house insists the president is not putting new offers on the table but there are reports of a compromise to raise tax
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Nov 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
and support staff at oakland international airport and the port of oakland. >>> another honor was kept from an eagle scout because he's gay. assembly speaker john perez wants to pay tribute to the teenager's bravery. >>> today was moving day at the state capital. workers there spent the day moving boxes and furniture and getting offices ready for the lawmakers to convene on monday. >>> san jose's plastic bag ban appears to be a success. litter surveys find that trash is count 55% on city streets. the report also says the ban has had no negative impact on the city's retailers. and now there's word that san jose may try banning disposable plastic containers as well. >>> the wet weather did not keep people away from tonight's tree lighting ceremony. the waterfront transformed into a winter wonderland as the 57- foot tall mount shasta fir tree lit up the night. the tree was lit by officials with the city and port of o akland. more than 5,000 sparkling lights are on that tree. >>> and the group is putting together last minute preparations they say the event will go on rain or shine. the parade k
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00am PST
at a major california port. >>> a man riding his bike is shot to death in berkeley. we'll tell you what police are saying about a possible motive in this case when the ktvu morning news continues. 57 >>> good morning, to you. welcome back. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. middle of the week. it's wednesday, december 5th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. time now is 5:30. steve is talking about not quite a big storm. we have definitely seen rain out there. >> this is last of the four coming through. it's doing its job which is giving us rain but nothing like we had on sunday morning or anything on friday night or saturday. but still rain out there. you see the whole system enhancing a little bit off the marin coast, san francisco we had reports of rain picking up there. see around i know kentfield is up to a quarter inch of rain. and right there. move into the city marin head land and also toward sunset district. we'll talk more about this coming up shortly. here is tara. >>> you can take a look here at highway 24. we do have an accident to report here we
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Dec 5, 2012 10:00pm PST
day shut down at the nation's busiest port likely cost billions of dollars, but shippers are on the road again. managers can only outsource 14 jobs in the next four years if people retire or leave the port. >>> there were tears as a contra costa county law enforcement officer pleaded guilty to stealing. he made a point of apologizing to one person in particular. >> reporter: a few months ago on his way to court. welsh was the former head of the contra costa county enforcement team, or c net. now he's behind bars. >> norm welch did serve the public in an honorable way for quite a number of years. and then he did go bad, and there's no denying that. >> reporter: he admitted to several crimes, including conspiring to steal and distribute marijuana and methamphetamines. seen here in court, welch also said he took part in phoney sting operations, where he stole more than $10,000 from prostitutes, along with their cell phones. >> he has to live with himself every day, with the shame of disappointing his family, law enforcement, and the general public. >> reporter: he apologized
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Dec 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
, anywhere. . >>> union workers at the port of oakland this weekend voted to ratify a four-year contract, ending a nasty labor dispute. the deal comes after more than 500 workers walked off the job in november. deal includes a 2.5% cost of increase for 20 13-2014 and a l3500 signing bonus for each employee. the union says the next step is to present the tentative agreement to the board of port commissioners for approval. >> a preliminary hear willing continue on monday for a san francisco man accused of being a medical impersonator. 49-year-old carlos guzman-garza faces charges including theft of a physician assistant identity and practicing medicine without a license. prosecutors say nine victims have stepped forward with stories about botched procedures allegedly by guzman- garza at his derma clinic. is he accused of illegal performing facelifts as well as lip and buttock augmentations. >>> british police are pushing australian authorities for an investigation into the radio station at heart of that royal prank that apparently led a nurse to committee sued. the death has prompted an a
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Dec 31, 2012 5:00am PST
:00 at a two story apartment building on bridge port court. 56-year-old bomaro his wife and their four-year-old granddaughter kira died in the fire. more than 50 other people were displaced and now being helped by the red cross. janine de la vega will have a live report coming up at 5:30. >>> time is 5:03. just about 16 hours from right now the u.s. economy will go over the fiscal cliff unless congress and the white house can work out a last minute deal. if there is no new budget deal by midnight tonight east coast time income tax rates will go up for all americans. coming up at 5:15 the two men leading the last minute negotiations. >>> the chp is trying to figure out what led up to a crash that killed a motorcycle rider in concord last night. it happened just before 6:30 on kicker pass road. the chp says no other cars were involved and it's unclear why the driver lost control. >>> three people are recovering after a crash after a car crashed into a concord funeral home. it happened yesterday afternoon at the we met brothers concord funeral chop ill on clayton road. it appears two teen
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
. this fire broke out late saturday night in the second story apartment on bridge port court. the latest numbers we got from the red cross is that 73 people were effected by the fire because of the smoke and water damage and electricity is out in the entire building. 56-year-old man and his wife and granddaughter died in the apartment before firefighters could reach them. the red cross is assisting the residents that have been displaced. >> a lot of the people had relatives they could go with. en there are some that didn't know people in the immediate area. when the red cross comes in we shelter them and feed them. >> reporter: families came back to the apartments to gather what they could but not everyone could return. arson investigators have been interviewing witnesses and looking through the rubble to try to figure out how this fire started. but there is no word yet on a cause. reporting live from san jose janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a woman accused in a fatal hit and run crash in san francisco expected in court today to enter a plea. police say 23-year-old gina uness
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Dec 22, 2012 7:00am PST
15,000 dock workers at ports from boston to houston are ready to walk off the job. they say negotiations are still possible but no new talks are scheduled. shippers and retailers are pleading the union and cargo carriers to get back to talks. >> this morning police in pennsylvania are trying to determine were a man -- why a man shot and killed three people before dieing in a gun fight with police. it happened in frankstown township. authorities say it appears they all happened at different locations. one woman was found dead inside a church, a man in a home and another after getting in to a car accident with the suspect. >> we have seized weapons, we will be exploring ownership of those weapons, how they were got, when, we will look at which of those weapons was use at which crime scene. >> three troopers were also hurt. one of them was shot twice in the chest but survived because he was wearing a bullet proof vest. >> marin county wants to get violent video games out of homes and guns off the street this are holding a gun buy back and the district attorney said police
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Dec 17, 2012 5:00am PST
details as they emerge on air and online. >>> time is 5:14. the port of oakland is making reforms following the ktvu investigation of questionable spending of public money. it will set spending rules and punish managers that approve expenses that break the rules. they have found almost $200,000 in questionable spending last year. ktvu discovered two high ranking officials spent more than $4500 at a houston strip club in 2008. both of them have since stepped down. >>> the police have a warning if you use a popular trail in the east bay. a woman claims she was raped while hiking on the ma drone trail in alamo. what they are doing to make sure people out there are safe. >>> the fourth of july may never be the same in pacifica. the city is talking about banning all fire works. at this point they allow safe fire works. people light them on the beach typically on the fourth of july but they often don't clean up afterward. leftover debris gets carried out into the ocean. they are creating a task force to look into this issue. >>> 5:15. it's getting cheaper to park in san francisco. at le
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Dec 2, 2012 10:00pm PST
at the ports of los angeles and long beach. workers walked off of their jobs last week in a 2-1/2 year long contract fight. no word on how chose -- how close both sides are. some containerships have been moved. shippers are saying it is costing the u.s. economy as much as $1 billion a day. >>> in our continuing cover repblg of the if fiscal cliff, treasure secretary bluntly re-- continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff. treasure secretary bluntly reject today. >> they cost $1 trillion over 10 years and no possibility that we are twoing to find going to get it without it going back up. >> seven weeks between election day and the end of the year. and three of those weeks have been wasted. >> the house speaker want on to say he was flabbergasted by the plan. they say tell take another week for serious negotiations to begin. >>the supreme court may announce tomorrow if it will review california's prop 8 case over same sex marriage. the justices met behind chosed doors on friday but took no action on prop 8 or other casees. if the court declines to review prop 8 it will be immediately legal for
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